Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has claimed that he fought so many demons while he was in prison.
Recall that Metu was arrested in 2016 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and arraigned on seven counts of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser.
But in December 2020, the Court of Appeal acquitted him of all charges and nullified the seven-year jail handed down on him.
Speaking when some PDP faithful received him at the party secretariat in Awka on Wednesday, Metuh stated that he was treated worse than armed robbers in prison.
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The PDP chieftain expressed that his experience in detention has taught him a ‘great lesson’.
Metuh said he was grateful to God for seeing him through the years of trial which he described as a ‘descent into the deepest part of the valley.’
Metuh said: “I have been to the lowest, deepest end of the valley. I have wrestled with the demons.
“I wrestled with the devils. The Almighty God has saved me. For that, I commit the rest of my life to the service of God and the people.
“It is not easy. It is just like being in your house and an armed robber comes to your house, takes away all your earnings, beats you up, violates your wife, deals with your children and you can’t do anything because he has the gun.
“When we have power, we should know how to use it because there is God in heaven. At the end of the day, all of us will die.”